How To Bowl An Off Cutter – A Comprehensive Guide

The more deliveries that a fast bowler is capable of bowling, the more dangerous they will be to a batsman. All fast bowlers will have their standard stock delivery, which is the delivery that they will bowl 70 – 80% of the time, but what about the other 20 – 30% of deliveries? These are usually referred to as ‘variations’, …

Can You Start Playing Cricket At 19 Years Old?

Cricket is a global sport that is increasing in popularity every year. As a result of this, we have many new fans of the game of many different ages that are wanting to get involved in the sport and start playing for a club. Some of these newcomers will have even higher aims – hoping that they can one day …

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How To Improve The Timing Of Your Cricket Shots

We all know a batsman that can play a simple, defensive push shot and still watch the ball rocket past the bowler for 4 runs. Even though it didn’t look like an aggressive shot, the ball accelerates to the boundary and no fielder can get anywhere near it! Meanwhile, other batsmen who aren’t as skilled will be trying to hit …

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How To Play The Pull Shot Like Ricky Ponting

The pull shot is one of the most impressive cricket strokes that a batsman can play. Certain batsmen are able to play it a lot better than others, and one of my favourite guys to watch play the pull shot was ex-Australia captain Ricky Ponting. Ponting was the perfect number 3 batsman, and although I’m English, he was always one …

Leg Spin vs Off Spin: Which One Is Better?

Leg spin and off spin are the two main types of spin bowling you will see in the game of cricket. Most cricket teams try to feature at least one spin bowler, and if that spin bowler is highly skilled then they will cause plenty of headaches for the opposing team’s batsmen. Both leg spinners and off spinners can be …

Why Do Cricketers Wear White Clothing?

Cricket is one of those sports which is very recognisable due to the uniforms that the players wear. They are quite distinct, and don’t really resemble the uniforms worn in any other sport! In most cases, cricketers will wear white shirts, long white trousers, and white shoes. However, there are other occasions which will require cricketers to wear differently coloured …

How To Bat For A Longer Time In Cricket

If you’re a batsman in the game of cricket, then you should always be aiming to bat for a long time and play a match winning innings. Match winning innings’ can be played in variety of different styles, but more often than not they’re played by batsmen who like to bat conservatively and accumulate runs while soaking up plenty of …

How To Be A Great Cricket Captain – 14 Useful Tips!

Being a captain of a cricket team is a great honour, but that honour comes with a great level of responsibility. Captaining a cricket team isn’t like captaining a football team, and it definitely isn’t similar to being the captain of your school debate team. It comes with much more pressure, and all of the other players on your team …

How Old Do You Have To Be To Play Cricket?

Cricket is a great game that attracts fans of all ages from all around the world. When I first became interested in the sport at the age of 12, I immediately started to pester my mum and dad about joining a cricket club, and before long, I was playing for my local team! If you are a young aspiring cricketer, …

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How To Bat Against Fast Bowlers – 17 Great Tips

Batsmen at all levels of cricket should be asking themselves how they improve their ability to bat against fast bowlers. Fast bowlers are the most common type of bowler that you will face, therefore you will need to have a deep range of skills that you can call on in order to combat them. You’ll need a sound mind that …